It’s been officially confirmed that actor and comedian, Eddie Murphy will be hosting the Oscars in 2012. This is going to be his first time as well and I look forward to it as Eddie Murphy to this day one of my favorite peoples!
“I am enormously honored to join the list of past Academy Award hosts from Hope and Carson to Crystal, Martin and Goldberg, among others,” says Murphy who was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for his role in Dreamgirls but didn’t win. “I’m looking forward to working with Brett and Don on creating a show that is enjoyable for both the fans at home and for the audience at the Kodak Theatre as we all come together to celebrate and recognize the great film contributions and collaborations from the past year.”
The ceremony is scheduled for February 26, 2012. Brett Ratner, co-producer of Oscars ceremony, says: